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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05038
Date: 12 December 1893
Author: Francis Gerard Prange[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P678
Document Type: ALS


12/12/93

THE GRAFTON GALLERIES LIMITED.

Dear Maître,

Baldry[2] was ill of a Rheum yesterday - but announces himself for tomorrow.

As soon as we have mutually surveyed & agreed we will write to you.

I really believe that the Show[3] will be lovely - Baldry has promised to help arrange & Henry Moore[4] seems in earnest at last.

What would I not give if I had ought to give - for a few quiet days of peace in the Faubourg where the [p. 2] Rudyards[5] cease from Kippling [sic] and the Haggards[6] ride no more.

My best greetings to your wife[7] & yourself.

Yrs ever

F G Prange

The rain it raineth every day.


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Notes:

1.  Francis Gerard Prange
Francis Gerard Prange (b. ca 1843), London art dealer [more].

2.  Baldry
Alfred Lys Baldry (1858-1939), writer on art [more].

3.  Show
An exhibition of the work of the late Albert Joseph Moore (1841-1893), painter [more].

4.  Henry Moore
Henry Moore (1831-1895), marine and landscape painter and etcher [more].

5.  Rudyards
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), writer [more].

6.  Haggards
Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925), novelist, agriculturalist and colonial administrator [more]. The verse is from J. K. Stephen (1859-1892), 'To R. K.' (1891): 'Will there never come a season / Which shall rid us from the curse / Of a prose which knows no reason / And in unmelodious verse ... / When there stands a muzzled stripling, / Mute, beside a muzzled bore: / When the Rudyards cease from Kipling / And the Haggards ride no more.'

7.  your wife
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].